Chief Justice of The Gambia


Hon. Hassan Bubacar Jallow

Hassan Bubacar Jallow is currently the Chief Justice of The Gambia. He is also the former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) (2013-2015), the former Prosecutor of the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations (2012-2016).


He previously worked as Attorney General and Minister of Justice in The Gambia (1984-1994) and as Justice of the Gambian Supreme Court (1998-2002), Judge of the Appeals Chamber, UN Special Court for Sierra Leone (2002), Judge Ad Litem of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (2001), and Judge of the Commonwealth Arbitral Tribunal.


He has served the UN, the Organisation of African Unity, the African Union and Commonwealth as a Legal Consultant on various matters, including governance, human rights, public law, international law and international criminal justice. He has published various books and papers on his subject of expertise and is the author of Journey for Justice (2012), Prosecuting International Crimes: Recollections and Reflections, Law, Justice and Governance.